This is a discussion on Not getting hired? 10 reasons why within the Education & Career Talk forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; Originally Posted by geekofalltrades I didn’t hire you for a reason - Cenedella - Job Search & Recruiting Advice Blog ...
10 is my only problem out of this list...but how am I supposed to get experience if nobody will give me a job?
Here's one reason that makes all 10 of the reasons irrelevant: NETWORKING!
Once you establish a good network of "friends" relevant to your field of interest, you can get a job like hot knife on butter; the more the merrier.
I made a dumb mistake and burned the bridge on a good network friend. I didn't realize how good I had it when I didn't even need an interview to get that job. I did so well in it too! But I had to leave because I had to finish the bachelor's degree. BAD DECISION! Never leave a job in your field for anything! Get the 1-3 years of experience. Then think about what to do next. Listen to the company's and network friend's advice or there's no turning back. Once you burn the bridge, they're gone forever. I also lack the network so I'm currently struggling.
Remember, Priority #1 is NETWORK.
This reason plays in part with the above post:
Whilst slim, the company has great friends with the past firm you worked for and found out got fired for XYZ reasons.
I hate when people get all superior. Let us hear your story. Did you work for free full-time to start?
Anyway what specialized skill set do you need? Maybe I will learn that shit:)
I just have bad luck. Plain and simple. Places have kept me for at least three months. Everyone likes me at work, all my friends are from work. I make time enjoyable at work, and they have told me they want to go by my quality standards to measure everyone else but they still don't hire me. Some companies just don't want to pay everyone's health insurance plans and they abuse temp services. It at times doesn't have anything to do with a person at all because I know I can do any task they give me. I just need to be trained one to three days on it to get used to it, but after that, I know it like the back of my hand.
If people viewed me as cocky or something, that's their misinterpretation. I'm just there to do my best so I can get hired in. I'm not in competition with anyone at work.
Number 10 is one of my problems. I need to have experience before I'm able to even get any.
Other than that, the majority of those tips are common sense.
#10 is the sole reason I am not employed, and yet it's a oxymoron.